Aaron Ramsdale, Alex Zinchenko and Martin Odegaard have all made the trip to the North West ahead of today’s clash with Manchester United.

While it remains to be seen whether they are fit to start the match, the fact they were pictured getting off the team bus and are part of the travelling squad is positive.

On Friday, manager Mikel Arteta claimed all three were being assessed before yesterday’s final training session.

The Gunners will definitely be without Thomas Partey and Mo Elneny at Old Trafford. The pair are out for ‘weeks’ and ‘months’ respectively.

It is expected that Sambi Lokonga will anchor midfield after impressing in Wednesday’s win over Villa.